12said, in the words of my Master, "Touch me not." I shuddered at her material approach; then my heart went out to God, and I found the open door from this sepulchre
I love the Easter service: it speaks to me of Life, and not of death.
18Let us do our work; then we shall have part in his resurrection.
21But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of
24God. — JOHN i. 12, 13.
Here, the apostle assures us that man has power to become the son of God. In the Hebrew text, the word
27"son" is defined variously; a month is called the son of a year. This term, as applied to man, is used in both a material and a spiritual sense. The Scriptures speak
30of Jesus as the Son of God and the Son of man; but
1Jesus said to call no man father; "for one is your Father," even God.
3Is man's spiritual sonship a personal gift to man, or is it the reality of his being, in divine Science? Man's knowledge of this grand verity gives him power to dem-
6onstrate his divine Principle, which in turn is requisite in order to understand his sonship, or unity with God, good. A personal requirement of blind obedience to
9the law of being, would tend to obscure the order of Science, unless that requirement should express the claims of the divine Principle. Infinite Principle and infinite
12Spirit must be one. What avail, then, to quarrel over what is the person of Spirit, — if we recognize infinitude as personality,—for who can tell what is the form of
15infinity ? When we understand man's true birthright, that he is "born, not . . . of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God," we shall understand that man